Otago Polytechnic Updates

We hope you all are keeping safe and doing well.

We’ve had high levels of interest in our new online offerings and we’re very much looking forward to our March intake when we’ll welcome good numbers of new students both online and on-campus.

Below, please find some updates relating to our remaining three intakes for 2021 (June, August and October).

  1. Scholarships are available for onshore students (students who are in New Zealand) who apply and provide all supporting documents by 5pm NZT 30 June 2021.
Master of Applied Management

(Business Management)

$ 36,050

(total fees)

NZ$ 29,050

(total fees)

Master of Applied Management

(Business Information Systems)

$ 36,050

(total fees)

NZ$ 29,050

(total fees)

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management (Business Management) $ 24,020 NZ$ 19,020
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management

(Business Information Systems)

$ 24,020 NZ$ 19,020
Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying) $ 23,400* NZ$ 18,400*
Bachelor of Applied Management $ 20,350* NZ$ 15,350*
Bachelor of Information Technology $ 23,480* NZ$ 18,480*

*Fees per year. Scholarship is for the first year. For the second and third year, scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit. The scholarships are valid for applications received before 30th June. Please visit this link for more information and terms & conditions: https://www.op.ac.nz/students/scholarships/international-scholarships/


  1. Further study options for students who have already gained New Zealand qualification:

Students who have completed  Diploma Level 5 or 6 qualifications from New Zealand may be eligible to apply for one of the following Bachelor’s degrees with cross credits or credit transfer:

  • Bachelor of Applied Management
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying)

Students who have completed the Post Graduate Diploma (Level 8) from New Zealand may be eligible to apply for one of the following Master’s  (Level 9) degrees with cross credits or credit transfer:

  • Master of Applied Management (Business Management)
  • Master of Applied Management (Business Information Systems)

Please note, the scholarship amount will be applied pro-rata to the remaining courses for students with cross credits.

For information about our RPL policy, please see the link below.



  1. Students who completed a Graduate Diploma from New Zealand can pursue a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management (Level 8) or Master of Applied Management (Level 9)  with us.

The scholarship available for our Postgraduate Diploma is worth $5,000.

  1. Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management ONLINE is available for students outside New Zealand.

This qualification is offered as a pathway to our Master of Applied Management (Level 9). International students can study this programme online from outside of New Zealand with no visa required. After successful completion of this qualification, students can choose to go on to study the remaining year of the Master of Applied Management. Should students wish to complete their study in New Zealand, they will need to seek immigration advice and meet the requirements of Immigration New Zealand. They should monitor the changes in border policies of New Zealand and their respective home countries.


  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in a related discipline, OR a combination of academic qualifications and relevant skills and knowledge acquired through work or professional experience that is deemed equivalent to the above.
  • IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.5, with no band score less than 6.0, or equivalent. (If a student needs to improve their English language skills, we also offer NZCEL Level 5 online).



  • Online – through our learning management system.
  • Four papers (60 credits) to be completed in three study blocks.
  • Classes will be conducted on Saturdays and Sundays – 4:00PM to 8:00PM (NZ time).


Programmes Published fees Scholarship amount Fees after scholarship Other information
PG Certificate in Applied Management 12,000 3,000 9,000 No visa required, can be paid in 2 instalments.
Remaining courses for Master of Applied Management 24,050 4,000 20,050 The full fee to be paid after the visa is approved.
Total Amount 36,050 7,000 29,050  

For details about the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management, please visit this webpage https://auckland.op.ac.nz/our-programmes/business/postgraduate-certificate-in-applied-management/

If you do have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us.

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